CALL FAMILY PAPERS - Box: 1 Folder: 4 Item: 6

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  • Letter, November 10, 1845, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to George Bancroft, Secretary of the Navy, 1 p., presenting Bancroft with ''a specimen of the native hemp of Florida [which] is destined soon to become one of the most valuable staples of our country . . . If it should be considered adapted to the manufacturing of cardage [rope] for our Naval Service, it will at once be intensively cultivated, and the production in a few years will be fully equal to the demands of the Government. . .''

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  • Separation Sheet for Letter, June 29, 1841, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to Mrs. Ellen Kirkman, New Orleans, 3 pp., regarding business and family matters, including a suit against him which he would pay ''to get rid of the scoundrels, if the times were not so hard. I want to see my dear little Mary very much, but I know she has every possible care and attention . . . and I must content myself until I can pay you a visit either at New Orleans or Nashville. . . [I am] anxious to know something about your future arrangements. Nashville . . . is too cold for you and New Orleans is too unhealthy. Port Leon I think is the very place for you to come and live with me and my daughters. . . It is improving more rapidly than any little place I have ever seen, and will become the largest, and most business place in Florida. . .'' [Multiple holes and tears: text lost] [Separation Sheet only in this folder. Original in Box 10, File Folder 9.]